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While Alexinans having to bear the name issue alone is unfair since they were left out of the first merge, the end result is still better. Hopefully, Nexon can make the necessary changes to allow for unlimited name duplication, but I'll leave starting that campaign until after the merge.
My concern isn't about channels being too busy, my concern is what not having more channels indicates about the health of the game overall.
P.S: At this point, i'm giving Mabinogi NA another ~5 years until it's demise. The merge to one server will really show how this game is going to turn totally dead months/years after and there will be no other way to save it anymore.
Why not give Nao players "Name+Nao"? I was happy to hear about the merge at first but Alexina gets the short end of the stick again. We were left out of the merge 2 years ago and now we can't even keep 12-year-old character names as long as a body exists in Nao with it.
It is unfair to us Alexinans because we automatically lose in the name situation, whereas the original Tarlachites, Ruairians, and Marians all had an equal shot at their names. It's not our fault that we were left out of that merge.
However, from the Naowegian point of view, it would mean that they would all have to face the situation for a second time while Alexinans would have only faced it once. It's not THEIR fault that Alexina was left out of the first merge.
Either way is unfair, when it comes to names. So, what it comes down to is which unfairness pisses off the lesser amount of people. In my own case I know that, on Tax day, my name WILL have the +Alexina tag, I know this because I own my name on Nao. We've had almost three years to make characters on Nao to preserve our names. I did. In my case, I can change my Nao character name, freeing it up, then change my Alexina character name. I have that option, but I'm not gonna take it because I'm proud to be an Alexinan and I'm looking forward to the tag in my name.
I don't think you can do this according to the patch notes:
I'm sorry if I'm upsetting you; it was not my intention. I have been saying since the first merge that a final merge is inevitable. I'll be honest, the timing of this one did take me by surprise but that it is happening didn't. So, in anticipation of a final merge, whenever it might have been, I took the precautions, as soon as I could, to be prepared for it.
Not right away, of course, but I own all the names, so time is on my side. Eventually, the restrictions will be lifted and the change name service will go back into operation.
It's an idea but it just kicks the can down the road since as it is now there can only be one <Tony> <Stark> or <Son> <Goku> or whatever. I have already suggested what they should do to finally solve this and they should since there would be a market in it for them. I'll start on that quest after the merge though since for now I just want to enjoy the moment.
You know that's what they said 3 years ago during the first merge. "Oh mabi is only going to be around for a couple more years". Similar statements are said every year by someone.
It really doesn't because everyone who jumped to Alexina jumped back. There won't be that much of a difference.
I heard people saying that "you should of nabbed a name during the first merge". How right they were.
Nabbed a name? Perhaps they were right, but why on earth should I have had to nab a name on another server in the first place. All other server merges I have been a part of for other companies have had equal opportunity for name merging. I had assumed that they would have put some thought into the mater instead of taking the easy way out. But I was wrong for that and that one was on me. Even still, it does nothing to lessen my anger. And so my husband and I stand united in this together. If we do not have equal footing for retaining our characters names, we walk and move on to other things. We have played for many years, have spent hundreds of dollars in pets, gatcha's and rebirth cards and have so many memories. So much invested. Its what kept us coming back all this time. But this, no. Something like this creates nothing more than a grudge against the company. It just leaves me deflated and sad, and I am just done.
Alexina has been particularly dead in 2022, so I suspect Nexon had to short-track taking the action to deal with it, and so did so before they were properly prepared. I said, before the first merge that the worst possible scenario was a partial merge. Yes, some of us on Alexina saw which way the wind was blowing from the get-go and took the action to safe guard control of our names. Now, if someone was lucky enough to nab, say, Goku or Kitsune, on Alexina they were likely S.O.O.L since, very likely, someone on Nao would already have it.
This can all be fixed. How has already been discussed on these forums. After the merge, implementing a good solution will be something I'll be beaching about here.
anyway.. this merge surprised me as well, im shocked we're getting it
felt just like yesterday i came back after a hiatus to find Mari, Tarlach and Ruairi merging...
I spent a LOT of money on Name Changes and Pet Medals to remove +Server tags after the Nao merge.
There were names I lost because of the merge. I definitely don't want to go through that hassle all over again.